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MN GIS/LIS Conference Sessions

Thursday Conference Program

7:30 a.m. Conference Registration and Materials Pick-Up

8:30 a.m. Opening Plenary Session

  • Jerome E. Dobson, Professor of Geography, University of Kansas and President of the American Geographical Society

10:00 a.m. Refreshment Break
                       Exhibit Hall Opens and Poster Display Begins

10:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions

Session 1 - Environmental Assessment

  • A Comprehensive Review of Possible Causes for Observed Indoor Radon Gas Distribution in the Greater Mankato Area ~ Elizabeth Sedgwick, Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • Environmental Site Assessment of a WWII Munitions Plant Using GIS and 3-D Mapping ~ Stephen Scott, Dakota County Environmental Management Department
  • GIS for TMDL Development: An ArcSWAT Case Study ~ Steve Kloiber, Metropolitan Council

Session 2 - Data Development

Session 3 - Demographics

Session 4 - Web Mapping

  • E-Government: City of Minneapolis Survey Monument Finder ~ Mark Benishek, City of Minneapolis
  • Hennepin County Parks: An ArcIMS/ ASP.NET Approach ~ Zachary Christoff, Hennepin County
  • Minnesota 3D Project Web Mapping Application ~ Jessica Deegan, Minnesota Dept. of Employment and Economic Development

Session 5 - Imagery / Remote Sensing

  • Automatic Land Use Extraction from High Resolution Imagery using Machine-learning Feature Analysis ~ Fei Yuan, Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • Spatially Accurate Bird’s Eye Oblique Views? ~ Steven H. Gilkey, GEOSPAN
  • Integrating Pictometry with GIS at Dakota County ~ Joe Sapletal, GISP, Dakota County Office of GIS

Session 6 - Student Track

  • GIS Modeling Approach to Forest Habitat Mapping ~ Jesse Adams, St. Cloud State University
  • Predict Future Land Use for the Greater Mankato Area Using Markovian Cellular Automata Modeling ~ John T. Nugent, Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • Assess Environmental Impacts from Urban Expansion using an Integrated GIS and Remote Sensing Technique in the Greater Mankato Area ~ Christopher A. Kaczmarek, Minnesota State University, Mankato

Session 7 - Product Demos

  • CXi — Land Records Portal ~ Suzanne Fliege, PlanSight
  • Developing and Growing your Web GIS ~ Scott Hameister, mPower Technologies
  • MapMorphTM - A MapServer Application for Local Governments ~ Brian Fischer, Houston Engineering, Inc

Noon Awards Luncheon

1:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions

Session 8 - Environmental Analysis

Session 9 - Data Development

  • Panel Discussion: State of Minnesota Digital Elevation Model (DEM) Project, Red River of the North Basin, Phase I ~ Obi Sium, Minnesota DNR, Division of Waters
  • Experiences in Processing LIDAR Data ~ Tim Loesch, Minnesota DNR

Session 10 - Parcels

  • Panel Discussion: Land Records Management: Making the Business Case ~ Dan Falbo, ESRI

Session 11 - Web Mapping

  • WMS: An Environmental Application for Mn/DOT ~ Val Svensson, Mn/DOT
  • Serving FGDC Framework Data Layers with UMN MapServer WFS ~ Steve Lime, Minnesota DNR
  • ND-MN Collaboration to Build Open-Source Web Applications ~ Randy Knippel, Dakota County

Session 12 - Modeling

Session 13 - Undergraduate Student Competition

  • Joey Wade ~ Bemidji State University
  • Joel Larson ~ Macalester College
  • Jonathan Thornburg ~ Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • Jake Galzki ~ St. Cloud State University

Session 14 - Product Demos

  • DNR Garmin Verion 5.2 Software Updates ~ Chris Pouliot, Minnesota DNR
  • Minnesota DNR Forestry’s Forest Inventory Application ~ Bud Kincaid, Minnesota DNR, Forestry
  • Turning Imagery Into Information : Imagery is the Future of Every GIS ~ Danielle Kern, Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging

3 p.m. Refreshment Break

3:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions

Session 15 - Field Computing

Session 16 - Data Conversion

  • Importing CAD Data into a Geodatabase ~ Mark Kemper, The Sidwell Company
  • Dakota County Parcels: Coverage to Geodatabase ~ Matthew McGuire, Dakota County
  • Implementing Geodatabases and SDE for Chisago County ~ Beth Johnson, Chisago County GIS Department

Session 17 - Integration

  • Enterprise GIS in Clay County ~ Mark Sloan, Clay County
  • A Unique Collaboration Between Public Safety, Local Government, Higher Education, and Private Industry Leads to Shared Results and Common Functionality ~ Carla Coates, Ramsey County GIS

Session 18 - Web Mapping

Session 19 - Community Planning

  • Community Planning Using GIS and Google Earth ~ Sally Wakefield, 1000 Friends of Minnesota
  • Where sprawl hits the road: Land and street measures of urban sprawl in the Twin Cities metropolitan area ~ Eric Myott, University of Minnesota — Institute on Race and Poverty
  • Using GIS Technology to Integrate Community Values into the Comprehensive Planning Process ~ Steve Roos, University of Minnesota — Center for Rural Design

Session 20 - Undergraduate Student Competition

  • Justin Becknell ~ University of Minnesota
  • Jim Lind ~ University of Minnesota, Duluth
  • Kaleb Stromberg ~ University of St. Thomas

Session 21 - Product Demos

  • The New ArcGIS Explorer ~ Chris Liske, ESRI
  • Parcel Builder-MapViewer® by Sidwell ~ Mark Kemper, The Sidwell Company
  • Creating a Digital Atlas with Interactive ArcReader maps ~ Paul E. Hanson, Metropolitan Council

5 p.m. Vendor Reception and Poster Session - Exhibit Hall

Prize Drawings (must be present to win), Complimentary Hors d’oeuvres and Cash Bar

7:30 p.m. MN 3B Night (Bids, Beer and Bluegrass)

Friday Conference Program

7:30 a.m. Conference Registration and Materials Pick-Up

8:00 a.m. Exhibits Open - Refreshments Served

8:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions

Session 22 - Site Analysis

  • GIS Applications for Wind Farm Development, Siting, and Permitting ~ Bruce Moreira, HDR Engineering
  • Vanished Landscapes: Red Wing Locality Archaeology ~ Leanne Knott, City of Red Wing
  • A Spatiotemporal Trend Analysis of Crime and Environment: A Case Study of Winona, Minnesota ~ Liam Dane Sorensen, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

Session 23 - Data Management

Session 24 - Integration

Session 25 - Emergency Management

Session 26 - Transportation

  • Traffic Volume Analysis for the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area ~ Thomas Morton, Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • Studying the Urban Transportation Structure in GIS-T Framework: A Case Study of the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area ~ Changjoo Kim, Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • GIS Enables Metro Transit to Operate More Efficiently and Effectively ~ Jason Podany, Metro Transit

Session 27 - Graduate Student Competition

  • Lyle Petrick ~ Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • Chad Yost ~ St. Cloud State University
  • Claudia Cacares ~ St. Mary’s University
  • Jessica Fendos ~ University of Minnesota

Session 28 - Product Demos

10 a.m. Refreshment Break

10:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions

Session 29 - Water Resources

  • Updating the National Hydrography Dataset ~ Susanne Maeder, LMIC, Minnesota Department of Administration
  • GIS Model for Evaluating Potential Reference Reaches on the Mississippi, Missouri and Ohio Rivers ~ Tatiana Nawrocki, EPA FAIR II Contract, Computer Sciences Corporation
  • Development and Analysis of a 20-Year Landsat Water Clarity Database of Minnesota’s 10,000 Lakes ~ Leif Olmanson, University of Minnesota

Session 30 - Data Management

Session 31 - Applications

  • GISmo Extreme ~ Bob Basques, City of Saint Paul
  • A Look at ArcGIS Engine ~ Craig Perreault, Minnesota DNR
  • High Accuracy GPS using MN DOT VRA ~ Steve Richter. Frontier Precision, Inc.

Session 32 - Emergency Management

  • What happens when 911 calls you? Emergency Notification System (ENS) ~ Chad Martini, GeoComm
  • Hurricane Katrina: Managing and Mapping the Aftermath Using GIS and Remote Sensing ~ Joel Nelson, University of Minnesota

Session 33 - Future of GIS

  • Minnesota GIS 2006, 2007 and Beyond ~ Fred Logman, Department of Administration

Session 34 - Student Track

  • Development of Geographic Insurance Management Information System for Insurance Loss Control Analysis Using GIS ~ Yong-seuk Park, Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • Optimal Site Location for a Family Restaurant Using Spatial Analysis: A Case Study of Twin Cities Metro Area ~ Sajan Dhakal, Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • A Case-Based Exploration of the Intra-Organizational Issues of County GIS Cadasters ~ Rebecca Vick, University of Minnesota

Session 35 - Server Side GIS

  • Mn/DOT Service Oriented Architecture: Why is SOA like Free Beer?* ~ Peter Morey, Mn/DOT
  • GIS and Service Oriented Architecture ~ Greg P. Proper, Pro-West & Associates, Inc.
  • Utilizing Oracle Spatial as a Geodatabase Alternative ~ Zhuo Song, Powel-Minimax

Noon Closing Luncheon (Exhibit Hall Closes)

  • Dan Hackbrath. 12th Grade Social Studies Teacher, St. Francis High School in Anoka County

1:30 p.m. Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium Business Meeting and Year-End Review

2 p.m. Prize Drawings (must be present to win)


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Exhibitors Information
Final Program PDF
General Information
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Keynote Speakers
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Preliminary Program PDF
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